Album of the Year! Song of the Year!
As the year comes to a close, Sidewalk Driver's "My Face" has earned two Boston Music Awards nominations: Album of the Year and Song of the Year (for the not quite title track "Everybody Loves My Face"). The album was produced by Brian Charles of Zippah Recording, who also received a BMA nod in the Producer of the Year category, and together they "crammed rich melodies, sharp hooks and full-frontal rock guitar into every inch," according to the Boston Herald.
Maggie Szabo 9 Million Views
Recently, Maggie was chosen by Perez Hilton as his 2012 "Can YOU Sing?" contest winner hailing All About Maggie as the next big superstar of 2013; “Think Wynonna! Think Reba!” said the Hollywood TV and Entertainment personality.
With an online fan–base growing by the thousands monthly and social media stats that top some of Canada’s most established pop artists, All About Maggie is a star on the rise that has built her fan–base on YouTube covering current chart–topping hits and making them her own. Her cover of “Party Rock Anthem” with internet sensation WALK OFF THE EARTH has over 9 million views, and her five original songs have 1.5 million views on VEVO.
Top Seller Halie Loren
Although Halie Loren had released two previous albums, one all originals as singer/songwriter and one for fundraiser for a music program, this was her first jazz album with her working trio. She and her pianist/band leader Matt Treder arranged and co-produced it themselves and released in 2008. It won the independent vocal jazz album of the year, catching the attention of a distributor that had connections in Japan. Once there, the manager of one of the large music stores contacted JVC and told them they should hear it. JVC’s jazz A&R manager contacted Halie once he did hear it, and thus began their long term relationship. The album went on to top charts there for months, and was the top selling vocal jazz album that year on Amazon/Japan. It is still in the top ranks after 6 years.
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